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The inevitable happened…

(I’ve run out of photos in Lisboa, so here’s even more narrow roads from Ericeira) Still having a great time at the workshop. Here’s more news about my travel experiences. I took the bus-metro combination again today so I was … Continue reading

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Beware – food pictures!

(Denis can hardly wait to get inside the door of TimeOut Market, Mercado de Ribeira) Forgot to tell you – yesterday was a beautiful day! A little bit of sunshine and no rain! We woke this morning, surprisingly surprised to … Continue reading

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To Lisbon by river…

(Art in the park… looks like LEGO but made from plastic crates) After the ruins we moved an hour further south to a small town called Villa Nova da Barquinha. It is right on the river Tagus. That’s the river … Continue reading

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Watercolour Clouds

(Look at that amazing fluffy cloud!) We stayed a second night by the sea and now we’re at a different aire with electricity. The rain stopped, long enough for me to take some pictures, well of course it did. Every … Continue reading

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Furadouro by the sea

(That’s the Atlantic Sea out there) We’ve travelled a little further south and now we’re in a car park behind the sand dunes at Furadouro. It rained when we got here. It rained all night. Really. All. Night. It’s raining now. But … Continue reading

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It’s hard to imagine…

(Really like this building we passed yesterday) As I write the wind is gusting outside the van and I can hear the not so gentle raindrops on the roof. In other circumstances I might be tempted to complain but I have … Continue reading

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Free Parking with the Elephants

(Our view from the kitchen) We crossed the border into Spain this morning. It rained the entire time and the spray from the other traffic was a bit miserable. We had forgotten that this part of the journey past San … Continue reading

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It’s raining today

(Not actually a casino…) It’s raining today and has been since the middle of the night. We are near Bordeaux, in a supermarket car park. We drove for a couple of hours in foggy misty rain to get here and … Continue reading

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Sometimes it rains in Portugal…

It’s raining! I know you will be disappointed for me but I’m ok, I have some work to do so it’s probably just as well I won’t be able to sit outside sunning myself… I hear it’s sunny in Ireland! … Continue reading

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Feeling some madness…

(Can you see this kite surfing guy’s feet and surfboard are out of the water?) It rained a lot last night. Lots of rain, lots of wind. Teeny tiny bit of sleep. Not feeling too bubbly today. So I’m reminded … Continue reading

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When the Rains Came Back…

(A kite surfer on his way home on Saturday evening. By the way that red sky at night didn’t bring a shepherd’s delight…) It’s been raining continuously here since early Sunday morning and the two of us are getting plenty … Continue reading

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The Many Homes of Rain

(When the rains came we took comfort in liquid brewed by ancient Belgian monks…) Right so… it’s been a while… there was a storm, with rain and dark clouds, grey skies, the air got colder, it was a bit like … Continue reading

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We’re here!

(Blue skies as we wait for bus in Greystones) We have arrived safely in Prague, our plane only returned once to the boarding gate… As we were coming in to land I was very surprised by how green it is … Continue reading

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Bit stormy around here…..

(Red Leaves) Lots of family stuff going on here at the moment. Lots of transitions. Lots of new lessons. Lots of getting used to new situations which seem like old situations… but are not really, exactly the same… possibly. None … Continue reading

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Heavy Rain brings Cheerful Scones

(22 raindrops (or thereabouts) in a row… ) It was a very dark morning full of heavy rain when I woke up. So I lay there listening to the sound of water hitting the window, the roof and the cat. … Continue reading

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I have a very little fridge and I’m not going to fill it up with rain

(Some perfect scraps of paper) It seems to have rained all night so the ground was very wet this morning…. but it’s sunny now so I’m sitting outside on the swing. Since we got here I’ve been making craft stuff … Continue reading

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Rain or Shine, some more hen pictures

(We went for a ramble around the lake at Mervant this morning) It’s Sunday afternoon, I’ve just brought the hens their afternoon treat – porridge. They love it! Being from France they possibly haven’t tasted it  (you can only buy … Continue reading

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The rain in Germany falls mainly on my helmet.

That was a very tiring day yesterday. I think it was nine hours on the road…. (Leaving our little town of Gries Im Sellrain) It started out slow… Nice roads in Austria. Then it began to rain and get cold. … Continue reading

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Wide awake is a strange place.

It’s five past much too early as I write, on a Saturday morning in a studio flat near the Via Sienese on the edge of Florence. It is hard for me to believe that last statement, the bit about being … Continue reading

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Rain and Snow at Niagara Falls

(View from our window – that low cloud on the right is mist from the falls) A very busy day yesterday (Wednesday) in Niagara. We got up early and had breakfast at the IHOP (international house of pancakes) across the … Continue reading

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A Town of Runners – beautiful.

(Remembering my girls) Last night we went to see a beautiful movie  – A Town of Runners. It was set in Ethiopia, in a small town called Bekoji. There was only a dirt road from the town so it has … Continue reading

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Summer in Ireland…. an opportunity for acceptance.

(Raindrops…) We’re back home again and I’m wondering what happened to the sunshine and hight temperatures. Just a few hours east of here the sun is shining and some people are complaining about the heat. They are perspiring from the … Continue reading

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Cats, one mouse, a fox and two hens – it all ends well… oh, not for the mouse.

(Our favourite position on the sofa) I was sitting on the sofa this morning writing when I heard one of the cats meowing. It was a plaintive meow. As both the garden door and the secret cat window were open … Continue reading

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Raindrops

(Rain on the red flowers in the front garden….) I was out walking in the rain today. Not really by choice, I had some things I needed to do. I was wearing a raincoat and a hat and a skirt. … Continue reading

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It’s in the blood.

(There’s a lot of iron in Guinness) About once a month a group of us meet to play poker. It’s a friendly game, with offspring included if they’re available. The smallest number required to play is five and the most … Continue reading

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I don’t want to feel calm when I have no money!

It’s a beautiful day outside as I write. In the past it was for days like this, that I waited to feel content. Seems strange now but its the truth for me. At that time I didn’t know but I … Continue reading

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